Today Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar released a report about the 50-State America’s Great Outdoors Project describing more than 100 of the proposed projects designed to promote conservation and outdoor recreation.
A quote from this announcement shares…“We have listened to the American people and their elected representatives about the most important things we can do to conserve our land and water and reconnect people, especially young people, to the outdoors,” Salazar said. “These projects represent what states believe are among the best investments in the nation to support a healthy, active population, conserve wildlife and working lands, and create travel, tourism and outdoor-recreation jobs across the nation.”
The report says that these areas were decided on through “extensive listening sessions” with “private landowners, local- and tribal-elected officials, community organizations and outdoor-recreation and conservation groups”
And then Salazar noted: “The America’s Great Outdoors Initiative turns the conventional wisdom about the federal government’s role in conservation on its head. Rather than dictate policies or conservation strategies from Washington, it supports grassroots, locally driven initiatives.”
What do you think of these proposed projects?